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Forum: Photography in general 27th November 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Nat Polton
I remember in the early days of airport x-rays...

I remember in the early days of airport x-rays reading an article by a chap who travelled overseas a lot.
His answer to the problem was to take a small developing tank and packs of powdered...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd November 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Nat Polton
[QUOTE=davidgc;136881]I suppose that is the...

[QUOTE=davidgc;136881]I suppose that is the beauty of using the baseboard that comes with an enlarger is that it is already perpendicular to the column, no matter what angle the underlying surface...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 21st November 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Nat Polton
GoodOldNorm and Brock Thankyou for the...

GoodOldNorm and Brock

Thankyou for the information.
I am a bit slow in responding as I had to put the camera back together quickly and pack stuff away because I had forgotten about a decorating...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 21st November 2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By Nat Polton
Carpet adhesive spray.

I had a carpet fitted to the stairs and the fitter did a lovely job.
He used spray adhesive in awkward spots. After about six months the spray overspill on the paintwork turned a rather unsightly...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 14th November 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Nat Polton
Ensign Aotorange 16-20 Repair

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Forum: Monochrome Film 12th November 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By Nat Polton
When I used a condenser enlarger, money was too...

When I used a condenser enlarger, money was too tight to buy lamps from photographic dealers. So I would take a domestic opal bulb and rub off the printing on the end of the bulb with the help of a...
Forum: Photography in general 5th November 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Nat Polton
As Mike pointed out, plenty of film is shipped...

As Mike pointed out, plenty of film is shipped around the world with no ill effects.
There may be subtle differences between postal checking of contents, and airport personal scanners.
The...
Forum: Cameras - small format 1st November 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Nat Polton
I have just made two of the battery adaptors...

I have just made two of the battery adaptors described in the link that I put up here earlier on.
Although not as pretty as the ones shewn in the article, they work fine.
On page 5 at the top is a...
Forum: Photography in general 29th October 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Nat Polton
I am not convinced that it is a darkroom lamp. ...

I am not convinced that it is a darkroom lamp.

I have seen similar red oil lamps in Christian churches.

Not being a regular church goer I am afraid I do not know the religious significance or...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 22nd October 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Nat Polton
DIY 110 Negative Bags.

I have scores of old 110 negatives.
Most are bundled into single glassine paper envelopes as supplied the processor.
I doubt that anyone makes full sheet negative bags for 110 any more, so I am...
Forum: Photography in general 17th October 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Nat Polton
Humour

Just had to share this.

On ebay there is an advert for,

"Bundle of Paranoid Cameras."

:shock:

Cheers.:D
Forum: Photography in general 9th October 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Nat Polton
When I was a schoolboy in the sixties, the local...

When I was a schoolboy in the sixties, the local library had a book on photographic experiments for amateurs.
One chapter told you how to connect up an induction coil to a Roentgen x ray tube, and...
Forum: Darkroom 4th October 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Nat Polton
Whilst the following idea is very much Heath...

Whilst the following idea is very much Heath Robinson it may get you out a spot until you can get a decent lens panel or adaptor made.

My idea is to use the enlarger red filter holder beneath the...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd October 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Nat Polton
I wonder if PTFE tape as used by plumbers on...

I wonder if PTFE tape as used by plumbers on threaded fittings would be OK.
It will not last forever if being screwed and unscrewed umpteen times, but it may last longer than masking tape.
It is...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd October 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Nat Polton
https://kosmofoto.com/2020/04/harman-raises-ilford...

https://kosmofoto.com/2020/04/harman-raises-ilford-film-paper-and-chemical-prices/


Kosmofoto say Ilford are informing the trade of the price rises.
See the link above.


Cheers.
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 1st October 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Nat Polton
Benzotriazole anti-fog

Benzotriazole can be used in the print developer as an anti-fog additive.
Used when you have old out of date bromide paper to use up.
The internet has a few pieces of information regarding the...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd September 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Nat Polton
:)I like that Terry

:)I like that Terry
Forum: Photography in general 23rd September 2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Nat Polton
Reminds me of the late Sir Patrick Moore. ...

Reminds me of the late Sir Patrick Moore.
Whenever there was something worth seeing he would usually come out with his "Unfortunately we were clouded out again at Selsey."
Plenty of other...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd September 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Nat Polton
Space Station Spotting

There is a good opportunity to see the Space Station travelling across the sky for those in the UK on Thursday evening.
A bright white light with no flashing navigation lights travelling swiftly...
Forum: Photography in general 20th September 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Nat Polton
Sorry Marty, I should have said there are...

Sorry Marty,
I should have said there are black spots in the sky on the negative. They come out as white spots on the print.
Using Ilford Ilfostop stop bath.
Any spots that may be in the...
Forum: Photography in general 20th September 2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Nat Polton
Terry said he used Rollei 400 in the original...

Terry said he used Rollei 400 in the original post.

Yesterday I developed and printed a 120 roll of Rollei 400 Infrared.
I actually used it in cut film holders.
Made a couple of small prints...
Forum: Photography in general 18th September 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Nat Polton
Just looked again at Firstcall. Still no 120,...

Just looked again at Firstcall. Still no 120, but they have 35mm and 5x4.

Cheers.
Forum: Photography in general 17th September 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Nat Polton
Candid Camera Camera Shop.

I found this episode of Candid Camera, probably from the seventies.
How calm and polite we were in those days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNfkU_SUR2k

Enjoy :)
Forum: Photography in general 13th September 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Nat Polton
Mike could be on the right track there. In my...

Mike could be on the right track there.
In my previous house I started to get the occasional black spot on the negatives.
After examining the negs. with a watch makers eyeglass I found tiny bits of...
Forum: Photography in general 13th September 2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Nat Polton
Terry, I may be reading you wrong regards the...

Terry, I may be reading you wrong regards the postcard size enlarger.
I longed for one of these when I was a kid but they were way beyond my pocket money.

You mention "whilst it is rather...
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